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California Wine Festival Announces 2022 Event Dates at Four Picturesque Coastal Destinations


Celebrating 20 Years and Showcasing Nearly 250 Wines from Over 70 Wineries From Across the Golden State

Santa Barbara, CA (March 1, 2022) — California Wine Festival is pleased to announce the 2022 schedule of signature oceanfront tasting events. Celebrating its 20th year, each festival commemorates the vast offerings from winemaking regions across California, paired with gourmet food selections from local dining purveyors, with live entertainment and sweeping coastal views. 

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Each two-day event commences with a Friday evening “Sunset Rare & Reserve Tasting”, an intimate experience for dedicated wine lovers. Kicking off with a sparkling wine reception, the evening features samplings of hard-to-find trophy wines and offers tasting room exclusives and limited-production wines hailing from vineyards based in Napa Valley, Sonoma County, Paso Robles, Santa Barbara, Temecula and more. Top regional chefs will serve delicious hot and cold appetizers to pair with the world-class wines. Each “Sunset Rare & Reserve Tasting” overlooks picturesque waterfront landscapes.

The second day boasts a “Beachside Wine Festival”, a sun-splashed daytime event facilitating culinary education and exploration through one-on-one conversations and tastings with culinary and wine talent hailing from California’s top wineries and local restaurants. Attendees will have access to hundreds of premium California wines and regional craft brews. Delectable wines can be paired with samples of artisanal cheeses, fresh-cut fruit, shellfish, salads, olive oil, decadent chocolate and more. Each event will host a live band providing the ultimate soundtrack to a relaxing day while basking in sunshine and enjoying coastal California vistas.

“We aim to showcase what California is known for: the most picturesque strips of coastline globally, and world-class wines,” Emily Kaufmann, Executive Director, California Wine Festival. “At each festival, guests will get the same unrivaled experience at each one of our four seaside locations.”

In addition to promoting and celebrating the fine wines and cuisine of California, each festival aims to advance charitable organizations from each event location. Many of the festivals will feature a silent auction during the Sunset Rare & Reserve Tasting to benefit organizations including: Sandy Feet Initiative, Surfrider Foundation of South Orange County, Golden Rule Charity and Food Bank of Santa Barbara County. 


CA Wine Festival Dana Point — April 22-23, 2022 

  • April 22: Sunset Rare & Reserve Tasting: Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel
  • April 23: Beachside Wine Festival: Sea Terrace Community Park
  • Tickets available for pre-sale here.

CA Wine Festival Carlsbad — May 20-21, 2022 

  • May 20: Sunset Rare & Reserve Tasting: Park Hyatt Aviara Resort, The Gardens
  • May 21: Beachside Wine Festival: Park Hyatt Aviara Resort, Heron Lawn
  • Tickets available for pre-sale here.

CA Wine Festival Santa Barbara — July 15-16, 2022

  • May 20: Sunset Rare & Reserve Tasting: Chase Palm Park, Carousel House
  • May 21: Beachside Wine Festival: Chase Palm Park, Great Meadow
  • Tickets available for pre-sale here.

CA Wine Festival Huntington Beach — November 11-12, 2022

  • November 11: Sunset Rare & Reserve Tasting: Paséa Hotel & Spa 
  • November 12: Beachside Wine Festival: Paséa Hotel & Spa 
  • Pre-sale tickets will be available starting March 24. 

California Wine Festival is a 21+ event. For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit CalifoniaWineFestival.com


California Wine Festival celebrates the fine wines and culinary offerings of California. A nationally recognized event series, California Wine Festival aims to bring attention to the beautiful wines, foods, and landscapes of California. Founded in 2004 in Santa Barbara, California Wine Festival is proud to be one of the largest outdoor wine festivals in the state and strives to be a green event producer. In 2019, 90% of the waste from the festivals was diverted from the landfill. A for-profit organization whose mission includes giving back, California Wine Festival has helped raise awareness and funds for local California charities including the Foodbank of Santa Barbara, Surfrider Foundation, and more. CalifoniaWineFestival.com



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